Tim Tebow believes ‘underdog card is real’ for Clemson, Dabo Swinney

Tim Tebow believes 'underdog card is real' for Clemson, Dabo Swinney




SEC Network analyst Tim Tebow is conscious of what Clemson coach Dabo Swinney is doing.

No. 3 Clemson (14-0) is a 6.5-point underdog in direction of No. 1 LSU (14-0) for the upcoming College Football Playoff championship sport on the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in New Orleans. Clemson will possibly be in LSU’s yard, and Swinney will proceed to play the underdog card consequently.

“Emotions and momentum and edges are a real thing, and it’s something I feel like I’ve been a part of,” Tebow suggested Sporting News. “I’ve seen it over and over and over again. It doesn’t mean that a terrible team can beat a great team, but if the gap isn’t that big and you are playing with a chip on your shoulder, it’s absolutely real.”

Clemson is on a 29-game worthwhile streak heading into the College Football Playoff championship sport on Jan. 13, and sophomore quarterback Trevor Lawrence is 25-0 as a starter. Clemson beat Alabama by a final score of 44-16 in ultimate yr’s CFP championship sport, and this is a chance to win a third nationwide championship in 4 years. Swinney talked about that notion on the CFP teleconference Monday.

“I mean, to win 29 games in a row is, it’s historic,” Swinney talked about. “I mean, it’s just unbelievable how hard that is to do in today’s world. I just felt like people were, there were some people trying to diminish what these guys have achieved and to be able to just get up every single week and play at such a high level, so consistently, it’s special to be a part of.”

Tebow, who was a Heisman Trophy winner and two-time nationwide championship quarterback at Florida, is conscious of the underdog card correctly. He talked about that was the message Urban Meyer utilized in 2006 when the Gators beat Ohio State and Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Troy Smith inside the BCS championship sport — and as soon as extra in 2008, when Florida beat Oklahoma and Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback, Sam Bradford, for a second nationwide title in three years.

“We were the underdog in ’06 and ’08,” Tebow talked about. “At least that is what Urban suggested to us. It was fully precise, significantly in ’06. We heard for six weeks predominant up, and that was an unlimited break then, we heard how Michigan was purported to be there and we shouldn’t be there. They had the Heisman Trophy winner they often had the best safety.

“Our line of defense was sick of listening to that. Our talent guys have been sick of listening to that. There actually was a chip.”

There is an equivalent scenario at work for the CFP championship sport. LSU defeated No. 4 Oklahoma, 63-28, inside the Peach Bowl, and Clemson escaped with a 29-23 victory in direction of No. 2 Ohio State inside the Fiesta Bowl. LSU has a Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback in Joe Burrow and home-field profit with the game being carried out in New Orleans.

Tebow talked about that items up correctly for Clemson — not lower than on the subject of using that card as soon as extra.

“That’s one of many issues Dabo does so properly,” Tebow mentioned. “He will get his staff to peak and to play free and play with momentum and play even above what they thought they might. Dabo will completely use that in this sport. I feel they may play free, and I feel that the underdog card is actual.”

Tebow continued his work with the Allstate AFCA Good Works employees this season. On Tuesday, Tebow, R&B singer Usher, Good Works employees members and completely different volunteers refurbished the Einstein Charter School in New Orleans. 

“It’s so enjoyable yearly getting an opportunity to fulfill these younger males and getting an opportunity to speak to them about their objectives and goals and their hearts and why they’ve achieved a lot to present again,” Tebow mentioned. “In the previous few years, I’ve sat with a variety of younger males who need to begin their basis. I am going to speak with them and say, ‘This is what I’ve achieved that is gone properly and gone dangerous.’ This is what it is about.”




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